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Old 05-09-2014, 06:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a huge fan of reptiles. I LOVE them. I'd like to add a green iguana to my tiny family of reptiles. Could you tell me about them? Health, food, habitat, personality, size, etc.
How different are they from bearded dragons? Besides size, I already know that one.
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I want to build an enclosure that measures 4 feet tall, 4 feet wide, and two feet deep. Would that large enough? I want to get an adult male, maybe 1-2 years old.
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I'm not positive but it sounds as if it may be shallow enough for the iguana to get out easier? I don't really know but every enclosure I have ever seen has been really deep. Plus the deeper it is the more he can climb around in there.
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I would do something like this.
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I would do something like this.
I've been seeing a lot of enclosures like this as well. I'll try to find a spot to put an enclosure this size.
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Yeah they love to climb.
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I may consider a large ferret nation cage... What are your thoughts? Am I being ridiculous? I typed in "iguana cage" in Google images and found a photo of an iguana in a large ferret cage. It gave me the idea.

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I looked it up too, I think that's pretty clever. Looks like it would be easier and he can still climb all he want
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My cousin had a green iguana and while I'm not a fan of reptiles he was seriously awesome. She got him as a baby and raised him herself, he was smart and calm, he loved being handled and would contently sit on your shoulder. But man was he fast! One moment he'd be motionless and the next he'd be across the room in a flash! He was very easy to care for and she really loved him

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My cousin had a green iguana and while I'm not a fan of reptiles he was seriously awesome. She got him as a baby and raised him herself, he was smart and calm, he loved being handled and would contently sit on your shoulder. But man was he fast! One moment he'd be motionless and the next he'd be across the room in a flash! He was very easy to care for and she really loved him

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Thank you this was helpful.
I have read that they are expensive. As in light fixtures. They have to have a UVB and a UVA bulb, as well as a 100 watt bulb for heat, and a night bulb. But everything else is fairly cheap. They are herbivores, so grabbing stuff from the fridge would do, and it's cheap! I'm either going to make my own enclosure out of plywood, 2'x2's, and plexiglass or I may find a cheap enclosure on Craigslist. Possibly a ferret cage.
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